FEATURE: Resurrecting ‘The Optimist’: Channel 4’s First Ever Sitcom Found After Nearly 40 Years Missing

Have you ever heard of a sitcom called ‘The Optimist’? I’m going to guess the answer is a resounding ‘no’. Until recently, the only people who knew of its existence were the people involved in making it.  Broadcast in April 1983, by a fledgling Channel 4 who were all but five months old, ‘The Optimist’…